Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who officially jumped into the race only on Sunday, registered 3 percent support in the poll, as did Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris. No other candidate received more than 2 percent support in the poll, meaning that it has no impact on candidates’ progress toward making the debate stage next month in Los Angeles.
While it’s still too soon to tell whether Buttigieg’s recent rise in Iowa and New Hampshire are indicators of a wider trend — he remains at fourth place in RealClearPolitics’ average of polls — Tuesday’s survey is a solid step in the right direction for the mayor and yet another warning sign for Warren.
Warren does hold a lead as voters’ second choice in the poll, with 20 percent, followed by Biden with 12 percent, Sanders at 11 percent and Buttigieg at 10 percent.
And a little less than two months out from the Iowa caucuses, more than 1 in 10 Democratic primary voters are still undecided about who will get their vote next year, with only a third of voters who have a preferred candidate saying their mind is made up.
The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted by phone from Nov. 21 to 25 and surveyed 574 Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.